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Joint Forces Journal

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VOL. 24 - NO. 46
DEC 15 - 22, 2019
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OAKLAND, CA 94661-0283

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BOOK REVIEW: “Tomcat Fury: A Combat History of the F-14” by Mike Guardia

Nov 08, 2019
For more than three decades, the Grumman F-14 Tomcat was the US Navy’s premier carrier-based, multi-role fighter jet. From its harrowing combat missions over Libya to its appearance on the silver screen in movies like “Top Gun” and “Executive Decision,” the F-14 has become an icon of American air power.

Now, for the first time in a single volume, “Tomcat Fury” (Magnum Books; $29.95/softcover) by Mike Guardia explores the illustrious combat history of the F-14: from the Gulf of Sidra to the Iran-Iraq War to the skies over Afghanistan in the Global War on Terror.

“Tomcat Fury” is a military history book featuring details onits use in combat, as well as technical details, photographs, and how it progressed in its development from inceptin to the subsequent generations of it, and why it was eventually phased out of use by the United States Air Force.

For any military aficionado “Tomcat Fury” is a ‘must-read.’ It is available at amazon.com as well as having a Kindle Edition.

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Mike Guardia is an internationally recognized author and military historian. A veteran of the United States Army, he served six years on active duty as an Armor Officer. He is the author of the widely-acclaimed "Hal Moore: A Soldier Once...and Always," the first-ever biography chronicling the life of LTG Harold G. Moore, whose battlefield leadership was popularized by the film "We Were Soldiers," starring Mel Gibson.

He has twice been nominated for the Army Historical Foundation's Distinguished Book Award and is an active member of the Military Writers Society of America.


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